The Governorís BayBridge
Run is a 10k race across the eastbound span of the WilliamPrestonLaneMemorialBridge over the beautiful
Chesapeake Bay.† Beginning on KentIsland,
the course ascends two miles to the highest point on the bridge, descends two
miles, and finishes on flat roads into nearby SandyPointState Park.
Conducted by the Annapolis Striders, the
10k is held in conjunction with, but is separate from, the BayBridge
Walk and is controlled by the Maryland
Transportation Authority and the Department of Natural Resources.† There is no access to the Walk from the
Bridge Run course or from SandyPoint.† Proceeds from the race go to the Chesapeake Bay Trust in support of the Bay.
Registration:† Registration is available through Active.com
beginning in January 2007.† An email
confirmation will be sent to you.† A
printable application is also available from this web site.† The race has a 3000 runner limit and usually
closes mid April.
Date:† Sunday, May 6, 2007
Place and Time:† All runners must ride busses from SandyPointState Park to the start
line on KentIsland.†
Busses will depart SandyPoint at sharp!† They will not pick up stragglers after the
doors are shut.† The Maryland Transportation
Authority provides the busses and their policies will apply.† Fanny packs are the only item that runners
will be allowed to bring on the bus.†
Random security checks may occur.†
A clothing drop will be available at the start line area and volunteers
will return the clothes to the finish line area .
Plan to arrive at SandyPoint early as traffic
entering the park can be congested.†† The
park will open at .† Volunteers will direct parking.† Port-o-johns and water will be available in
the bus boarding area.† Please allow
plenty of time to arrive at SandyPoint, park, and board
your bus by .† Only runners will be allowed to board the
Water and port-o johns will be available at the start line
area on KentIsland.
Race starts at .
Rules:† No headphones, no wheels, no pets, and no
runners who expect to run slower than a 12 min/mile pace.† The Transportation Authority will close the
course before the Rt 50 overpass at a time determined slower than the
12-min/mile requirement to allow traffic to begin to exit SandyPoint.† Runners still on the course at that time will
be required to board a bus to enter the park.
The course is not USTFA certified and is not appropriate for
Timing:† The BayBridge
run will use ChampionChip timing to allow runners an accurate record of their
time.† All runners will receive their
chip at packet pickup and will be required to attach it to their shoe.† Volunteers will collect chips at the finish
line.† Runners will be assessed a $30.00
fee for unreturned chips.
Start line mats, used for chip timing, will be removed 10
minutes after the start of the race.† All
runners will need to cross the start line prior to mat removal.
Awards:† Awards will be given to the top three
overall, male and female, and first master, male and female, as determined by
gun time.† Age group awards will go to
the top three finishers in 5-year age groups based on participation.† Age group awards will be determined by chip
time.† Awards will be presented after near the finish line.† Winners not present will need to make
arrangements to pick up their award.
Help protect our bay by making your tax-deductible
donation directly to the Trust.
Packet pickup:† Packet Pick-up will be held in the lobby of
the Sajak Pavilion, AnneArundelMedicalCenter, Jennifer Rd, Annapolis,
MD on Saturday, May 5, 2007 from .† Runners can pick up their bib, chip, and
premium and avoid the long lines at SandyPoint on race morning.
Premium:† The first 2500 registered runners are
eligible to receive the custom designed 2007 Bay Bridge Run gym bag constructed
of quality fabric with plenty of room for all of your gear.
All finishers will receive the 2007 custom medal.
Lodging:† contact the Annapolis Visitors Bureau
(410-280-0445) for assistance with Annapolis
area hotels, motels, and B&B.
Cancellation Policy:† The Bay Bridge Run is held in conjunction
with the annual Bay Bridge Walk conducted by the Maryland Transportation
Authority.† The Authority and other Maryland agencies have
the right to cancel the Walk and Run for any reason.† The Striders have no input or control over
their decision.†† If the Bay Bridge Walk
is cancelled, the Run is also cancelled.†
The Striders and sponsors cannot be held responsible in the event of
cancellation.† If cancellation occurs
within a time limit determined by the race director, premium distribution may
or may not occur.† There are no refunds
or transfers of registration fees.
Alternate course:† In the event of cancellation, the Striders
may choose to run the race on an alternate course within SandyPointState Park with the same
date and starting time pending approval by the Transportation Authority, Sandy
Point (DNR), and other involved agencies.
Please insure that the email address you provide is
accurate so that you can be contacted with any important decisions concerning
the BayBridge Run 10k.
Runners and others can participate in the Walk only by boarding busses
at designated sites- not SandyPoint.† For additional Walk information, visit the Transportation
Race Director:† Melissa Currence
For more information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This race depends on many volunteers.† Please consider donating some of your
time.† Invite your friends and family to